Monday, November 20, 2017

Reflection for the Week - November 19

Engaging a post-trust culture means meeting people where they are in their suspicions and re-directing them to an ontology of revised trust. Arrogant appeals made to institutions, politics, churches, or texts no longer has traction, whereas personal encounter and investment carry significant weight. Sacrificing time and energy should be a mark of Christian love and charity towards others. Hammering out together the validity, or lack thereof, concerning plausible explanations of reality has to take place one step at a time. There are no fast and easy solutions to complex issues. Starting with being human and living in the world is as good a place as any to begin the journey.